Pray for the Lost Instead – the Holy Spirit Can Reach and Do What We Cannot

February 8, 2019 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

pray for them instead

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

HEBREWS 4:12

God’s people, we can use our social media time-lines and feeds to pray for the lost instead of pouncing on them.

Who better to reach them but the Holy Spirit?

We can share the truth in love. What is the truth? God’s Word.

I see so many Christ followers attacking the lost just as an unbeliever would. That’s repaying evil for evil. And the Lord commands us not to do this. It’s also entirely ineffective.

If we are in a debate with someone, we need to infuse our words with His Word because it is living and active and reaches to the heart and thoughts because it IS God [John 1:1; 14].

Prayer

Father, that Your people (the church) would love their neighbors as they love themselves and remember they too were once lost and then found, once dead and now made alive because of Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for this gift and Your amazing grace. Holy Spirit remind Your people of this truth, so we are used of You to share Your truth the way You did. That Your people would use Your Word, reach out in love and concern for the eternal state of the lost, and pray for them knowing You have the power to reach and draw them. Keep Your church from getting into the flesh and the need to be right which is rooted in pride when what is important to You is that we reach the lost, not drive them further into the kingdom of darkness. O God, help Your people. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

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